Thursday, 16 June 2011

Burnout, OutLand

Two games are subject of the day, first up:

I took Burnout Paradise to Platinum trophy on disc long ago, my disc is lent out so grabbed the free PSN download (master stroke of Sony's giving this away with the free month of Plus, loads will go for the £15 DLC package if they've got any sense).

Annoyed to learn the disc game save is not compatible with the PSN version, but then started to have mucho good time going through it all again. This game really is amazing, those out there who have not tried it, you HAVE to grab this now while it's free, it is one of the best games of recent years. is very useful for completing the game, a cool tool analyses your game save and shows you whats left to go on a tidy map.

Next up, OutLand, £7.99 on PSN. As a major fan of Housemarque, I knew they had this coming, yet completely missed it on PSN until today, it's been up for a week I think. The logo put me off I think. Anyway, grab the demo version and try it, I likey. Visually it's the lovechild of Ico and Patapon, but much better than both in many ways. Excellent, fast paced and original platformer, yummy.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011


Saw this on Kotaku and love the project, free to play arcade machines, networked, webcamming players, posting stats etc. - awesome. Will be finishing off my MAME cabinet this weekend so hold tight for a video of that too.

Winnitron Indie Game Arcade Network: "Arcade Graveyard" from Kert Gartner on Vimeo.

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This video was shot at Allied Coin, the larger of the "Arcade Graveyards" in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. For more information about this hidden gem, and more information on using the Panasonic GH2 for Visual Effects work, check out this "behind the scenes" blog post here

Music by Jim Guthrie

More Photos from the Arcade Graveyard can be found here flickr stream

Monday, 13 June 2011

LA Noire: Epic MEH!

On the other hand, i finished playing through BRiNK as le resistance yesterday evening, am currently at Lv11 and perking my Soldier/Engineer classes. I get the feeling this is a bit of a marmite game, but i really like it. I knew that when i kept getting shafted on one particular level, respawning back in and getting made dead again and spawning again wanting revenge! You don't really need to swop over classes during a level as your objective wheel will spit out stuff for your character to aim for. The game has a metric ton of replay value as you're always after that elusive 3 star rating and XP, perks are bought with combat coins and can be resold if you mess up your skill trees to remap them. The gameplay is run and gun and the bastards soak up bullets like Helghast on hardcore mode, mind that could have been due to others wearing kevlar, but you can equip armour piercing rounds -heheh- Any level can be played in freemode with your own settings, there are challenge levels to unlock weapon customisation gear, XPs earned unlock character customisation stuff. Also worth a mention is the buffs you can give others in your team, this encourages close teamwork as you can hand out ammo, damage perks, medi packs etc. Overall, if you liked the objective play in QuakeWars etc, i think you'll love the tight gameplay in BRiNK.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Puppies On The Glass

Right, we've had the games now make with the Booth Babes pics, Who floated your boat at this years show? My vote goes to the Saints Row carwash crew.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

E3 overload

I'm sure you are all over the E3 feeds from Kotaku etc, suggest we post up our favourites on this thread. So far:

EA have put their top videos here including the particularly tasty Battlefield 3, SSX and NFS latest vids. A well spent 10 mins watching those.

The Official Sony Blog has a nice few postings, covering PSP -> NGP -> official name = Playstation Vita (daft name, it's a bloody PSP isn't it?), Unchartered 3 and... Dust 514, which looks mighty fine.

Can't be bothered to dig more, add your favs please:

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Store is up, but not

The Playstation Store is up, but very hard to get anything out of it, lots of timeout errors. Probably due to half term keenness?

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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Killzone 3 double XP this weekend

I only had a couple of hours last double XP weekend, but it made a massive difference, partly because it was really easy to get matched to a good game where I could be awesome...

and guess what, a WORLDWIDE double XP weekend is now imminent so the Japanese PSN can stretch it's new legs! UK time, Friday 5pm through to Monday 10am. Go get those valuable unlock points!

Also... clan GDNA hasn't really kicked off for KZ3, so I'm hoping something happens soon, otherwise I'm going to look for a more active one - anyone interested in either sprucing up GDNA or a.n.other?